BALTIMORE (AP) — The varsity football team at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore is preparing to play home games for the first time in years.

The reigning state Division 1A champs will play against crosstown rival Carver Vocational-Technical High School on a newly refurbished turf field on Oct 26 thanks to a gift from Baltimore-based sportswear giant Under Armour Inc.

Lawrence Smith, Dunbar’s varsity football coach, says the team has only played on the dilapidated field for homecoming in recent years.

Amy Larkin, Under Armour’s vice president of culture, says the company’s 1,200 local employees have contributed close to 500 hours working on the Dunbar project. She declined to reveal the cost of Under Armour’s upgrades to the stadium and school campus.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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